Bride Converts Reception Into Luncheon for Needy Kids After Prenuptial Disagreement Leads to Canceled Wedding

05/08/2016 AT 02:15 PM EDT

Yiru Sun chose to turn heartache into heroism on Saturday.

The New York City-based insurance executive called off her wedding after a dispute over the prenuptial agreement two months ago, according to CBS New York.

Set to lose an $8,000, non-refundable deposit for her Upper East Side reception at the Harold Pratt House, Sun decided to repurpose the lavish celebration as a luncheon for 60 needy children and their families, the New York Post reported.

Revealing only to guests that she didn't want to sign an agreement she was uncomfortable with, Sun told CBS, "I all the sudden thought about, maybe I can just convert it to a lunch party for kids."



Wearing her would-be wedding gown for the pre-Mother's Day get-together, the mom-of-one and Princeton graduate posed happily with her guests. The entire soiree – which included face-painting and balloons – was organized with help from the Salvation Army and Inwood House, according to CBS.


"Although I cannot be the princess of my wedding day, all these kids they can have the princess or prince feeling today and I felt very happy about that," she explained to CBS, noting that the party eased her emotions over the canceled nuptials.

The many children – who were dressed to the nines – were appreciative of Sun's graciousness, including 10-year-old Kimberly Gil, who told the Post, "It's special because this lady canceled a special day for her family and herself just for little kids to have fun."
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